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On behalf of the Governing Board, staff and children I would like to warmly welcome you to the St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School’s Website.


We learn, achieve and love following Jesus. 


Our school upholds the central value that Christ is at the heart of what we teach and everything we do. Founded in 1886, St Thomas' serves the community of Grays. Whilst embracing diversity, it provides a caring and inclusive environment with supportive, enthusiastic and dedicated staff, parents, governors and parish. Our dynamic and inspirational staff feel privileged to work with young, open minds and to support them to be the best they can be in all areas of their development. Together our children thrive academically and spiritually, and are proud of their personal achievements. 


Our greatest asset is our pupils. They are passionate about living out our school Mission Statement and demonstrate this in all that they do. They are curious about the world in which they live and strive to make it a better place. Pupils engage with all lessons and there is an overwhelming culture of respect. They leave St Thomas’ empowered with values that enable them to make a positive and vital contribution to society, resilient to the challenges they may face and inclusive of those they meet.


St Thomas of Canterbury joined the Christus Catholic Trust in 1999. We are united by our aim to develop a love of learning and enjoy the fullness of life. Together we are committed to creating an ethos of mutual support, whilst providing an effective Catholic education for the children in our communities. 


I aim to instil a love of learning in our children, providing the best possible start to their education and creating happy memories of their time with us, which they will remember forever.  


Mrs Poulteney